[Samba] wbinfo works, getent and check via smbclient not

grant little grantliddle at gmail.com
Thu Mar 4 23:32:15 MST 2010

On Thu, Mar 4, 2010 at 8:13 AM, Karsten Römke <k.roemke at gmx.de> wrote:

> grant little schrieb:
> <snip/>

> > OOPS! I misread what you were trying to do. I thought you were using
> > LDAP. Sorry. Please ignore my message
> >
> Hi Grant,
> I'm not sure if you misunderstand me.
> As far as I know ADS is nothing else then LDAP.
> So it is possible that I need LDAP to ask the win2003 server for
> authentification.
> I'm still unsure what my next steps should be.
> Trying to add winbind to the pam-System, which I only understand at
> the "surface" or trying to add ldap support.
> Karsten

Hi Karsten,

I have made samba with ads work on two servers here, one running centos 5.4
using samba 3.033  and the other  ubuntu 9.10 server using samba 3.4.0.
On each there is  kerberos, ldap and winbind.
I looked at the instructions that you used and they look as if they should
work but I am now out of my depth. I have never made it work without ldap. I
also had samba 3.5.0rc3 running on unbuntu 9.10 server with only kerberos
and ldap, that was with no winbind.
Note those all use ldap. I don't have personal experience authenticating
without ldap.

Here they do it without ldap:
 so you might try there.
Sorry I can't be more help for doing it without ldap, not my area of
There's a good book on samba put out by OReilly called "Using Samba"

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